Chris Mello
Chris Mello
United States, South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Chris Mello is the CMO (Chief Motivating Officer) and Coach at CrossFit 818.


Chris was founder and co-owner/coach of CrossFit Sioux Falls in South Dakota. Chris has been empowering people through health and fitness since 2001. His passion for fitness began over 10 years ago as a dedicated athlete in the sport of basketball excelling into the collegiate level. A native of Southern California, Chris and his wife Annie moved to Sioux Falls from Los Angeles in October, 2008. After building CrossFit Sioux Falls to near 200 members in 2 years they decided to relocate back to sunny Southern California.


Understanding that everyone comes from different backgrounds and different ways of living, Chris can connect with each person and inspire them to live healthier by first, helping themselves be aware of their present fitness, health and the choices they have made, then educate the individual to make healthier and more positive choices. Lastly, to integrate and take action toward creating permanent habits that are a better personal “fit.”


Chris feels the CrossFit training methodology provides a training structure and environment for continually improvement and is the most efficient and progressive training program in the fitness industry.


You can read more about Chris on his personal blog.


CrossFit Level 1 Certified
CrossFit Endurance Certified
CrossFit Nutrition Certified
CrossFit Kettlebell Certified
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified
CrossFit Mindset and Goal Setting
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certified
American Heart Association CPR and AED Certified